Senegalese foreign minister Aissata Tall Sall and US secretary of state Antony Blinken at a news conference.
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The recent visit of the US secretary of state to Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal appears driven by the fear of China’s inroads in Africa as well as the need to mend diplomatic fences.
Prime Minister's Office
Post Macron and Morrison, what exactly is diplomacy and why is it in decline?
The Morrison government’s great refusal to take action on climate may come back to haunt Australia when we seek the cooperation of other countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison a liar on the world stage.
Frederic Eggleston presented his credentials to Chinese President Lin Sen (林森) at an official reception in Chungking on 28 October 1941.
Sydney Morning Herald, November 12 1941
Under the shadow of World War II, Australia began to form its own foreign policy, separate from the British Empire. A legation in China was Australia’s third foreign outpost.
Promoting dialogue among Arctic states and peoples has been a great success, but the council must now adapt to tackle new and emerging challenges in this fragile region.
Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita (R) welcomes his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapidis to Rabat, in August 2021.
The normalisation of relations between the two precipitated the breakup of Moroccan-Algerian diplomatic ties.
In the last decade, Morocco exploited the lethargy of Algeria’s diplomacy and the paralysis of the political system to advance its interests, often to the detriment of Algeria
What’s on the table during Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Washington visit?
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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to seek commitments from his US counterpart, pledging support in his country’s ongoing battle with the Russian Federation.
The US ambassador to the USSR, George Kennan, chats with a reporter in 1952 after the Soviets told the US State Department that Kennan must be recalled immediately.
Kennan was one of America’s few true experts on Soviet affairs. He famously urged a “Containment” strategy to prevent Soviet expansionism, advising against military responses and arms build-ups.
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When it comes to the study of international relations and power, Australian scholar Coral Bell was a superstar.
The Bui Dam is a tangible reminder of China’s influence in Ghana.
China’s engagement with Ghana was solidified by its willingness to undertake an expensive project Western partners had run away from.
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The competition for soft power is at the heart of the Olympics. This year, the opening ceremony will be crucial for Japan.
Hammarskjöld lasting legacy was to develop the secretary-general’s political role, as the UN found its way through the Cold War.
The framing of Africa’s relationship with China needs a rethink.
African identity needs a revision to move beyond current understanding of its relationship with China
At this month’s summit, US President Joe Biden warned his counterpart Vladimir Putin of reprisals against ‘persistent malicious cyber-attacks’. But it will take more than posturing to end the stand-off.
Kenyan coastal fishermen based at Lamu near Somalia demand to be heard in the court dispute over Indian Ocean maritime boundary in March 2021.
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The country has argued that the International Court of Justice deprived the parties of the chance to resolve the issue diplomatically.
The UK will host the first G7 summit since 2019. Can they tackle global challenges?
Conditional commitments are promises to raise emissions reduction efforts, depending on what others do. It could be a big incentive for Australia.
Indigenous people have 80,000 years of diplomatic practice on this continent. Yet, our views on foreign policy are routinely overlooked.
Over the past few decades, hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens have become part of the middle class.
AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
If China’s economy recovers from the pandemic, its authoritarian political system could become even more influential around the world.